Patheos reports that in a year when Muslims were the scapegoats for Donald Trump and much of the GOP, when terror attacks involving a few Muslims put an entire community of billions under the microscope, American Muslims fought to take the narrative back to one of hope and good by involving themselves in charity and crowdfunding initiatives. When more than 31,300 Detroit residents had their water turned off in January of 2013, Islamic Relief USA and the Michigan Muslim Community Council banded together to donate $100,000 to the Detroit Water Fund and Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, saying “it is important to us in our faith to help our neighbors. It is part of our faith to help our friends.”

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